Access Care Institute (ACI) (Previously Meridian Global University) is a project consisting of three arms: Education, Research and Clinical Services. The Institute was founded with the goal of disrupting the educational trend in Cameroon and beyond by connecting the skills acquired during training to the demands of the industries through a demanding, yet supportive educational experience. ACI challenges its students to exceed their highest ambitions, fosters the mature development of values and deepens a desire to help shape the world. We intend to nurture graduates who are highly motivated individuals, with the ambition and ability to create their own jobs or fit squarely in the job market to achieve, succeed, and make a lasting impact in their careers and communities.
ACI seeks to nurture globally competent professionals capable of addressing local and international needs. Our students are provided with a rigorous, intense education that both disciplines and expands the mind. Students develop a lifelong desire to learn and grow while also acquiring skills and knowledge necessary for success in their professional lives. At the heart of our training is the concept of public service and civic engagement, which instils into students, the notion of community service and reliance through practical, teaching and research. We have an institutional framework to encourage, reward and recognise innovation and excellence in community service and/or solutions to local needs. We also welcome inclusive and collaborative community activities by Community Based Organizations and other partners.
It is our belief that, being part of a community, the community should benefit first from our activities and products. We therefore indulge our students in discipline-related community service that is part of their academic training and professional build-up. Mandatorily, students in each program spend a semester in the community, designing a project that solves a local need with the help of their advisors. An example of such activities is the current community outreach program wherein, all students spend their final semester providing health education, family planning and home healthcare services to persons in remote areas and those internally displaced by the ongoing armed conflict in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.